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bad boy dennis rotman says north korean ticket dayor, kim jong-un, is a nice gay. >> leigh: we had sprinkles around the bay area this morning. more rain to come, the >> ama: new details on the private supply mission to the international space station. this is the successful docking of the space x dragon, it's delivering more than a ton of cargo, including experiments designed by bay area high school students. there was a booster problem following the first attempted launch on friday. >> new at 5:00, the organization code pink took on senator dianne feinstein over america's drone program. [chanting] >> ama: protesters demonstrated outside the senator's home. they want feinstein to stop the confirmation hearings of john brennan as cia directar they say brennan is involved with what they call the drone murder policy. >>> the california republican party has a new leader tonight. that story is ahead. also... >> a good guy to me. my friend. >> dennis rodman goes where no american has gone before. courtside with north korean leader kim jong-un. now rodman is talking about his new friend s
: with trumpets blaring -- dennis rodman was bigger news in north korea than its recent nuclear test. kim jong-un and his wife gushed and watched the basketball match with rodman. it wasn't just basketball. there was a tour of a dolphin aquarium, ice rink, and last night, a private dinner with kim that apparently involved more than eating. a producer from rodman's sponsor vice magazine tweeting, so kim jong-un just got the vice crew wasted. no, really, that happened. >> i love it. he's awesome. >> reporter: awesome? kim parties while his citizens starve and he's repeatedly threatened the united states with destruction. and has the material for enough nuclear bombs to make good on that threat. and dennis rodman is our only direct contact? >> is rodman the man who knows more about kim jong-un than any american? >> he is that man. there's nobody at the cia who could tell you more about kim jong un personally than dennis rodman. that in itself is scary. >> reporter: but the state has no plans to reach out to the bad boy of basketball, stating -- with a straight face today -- >> he's never been a play
diplomat becoming the first american to meet with kim jong-un, the new, young leader of north korea. there he is in the video. so here's the question for you, what's the consensus at this point? did he, oddly enough, make a fresh opening for the united states with one of the most repressive and isolated regimes on the planet, or did he get used by a brutal dictator? >> you see those pictures right there. clearly the north korean regime will be happy with those pictures. we'll see what he says when he comes out in his first interview and learn a lot more. he has spent more time one-on-one with kim jong-un than any other american. you know, you talk to experts right now. they say he knows more than anyone in the cia knows about kim jong-un, so anything he says about the dictator is interesting, but it will be interesting also to see his take on kim jong-un and whether he sticks by those words that he tweeted out coming off the trip where he said, "i love this man. he's awesome." hard to reconcile that with the human rights record of kim jong-un. >> and with 200,000 people in forced pr
secretary of defense says u.s. intelligence has been working to determine to what extent kim jong un is in charge. >> there is not much question the military leadership is probably exerting a heavy influence on him. >> this week the nation is reving up its people as kim jong un orders preparations for an ata tack on the united states and south korea. north korea's state run media reports the government is repositioning troops and vehicles from mid range missile launching site to long range base. >> we have to take seriously every provocative word ask action this new, young leader has taken so far. >> the u.s. sent a pair of b 52 bombers from a base in missouri on a practice mission. they're capable of dropping 16 nuclear bombs on impb targets. flights part of a joint exercise and p'yongyang is responding with pictures of kim jong un with report lid attack plans behind them. >> we've talked to china china's credit there is concern about the unpredicability of north korea's leader. >> china continues to send food and fuel and wants to keep north korea in china's realm of influence, but
this week, the diplomatic stunner of the year so far. a meeting by the basketball court with kim jong-un. no american gets in to see the north korean ruler. not even, say, google founder eric schmidt, whose visit was not well regarded by the u.s. government. >> we don't think the timing of this is particularly helpful. >> reporter: but maybe that's because schmidt was never an nba star. while one of the known things about the secretive kim's private life, from his days as a student at a swiss boarding school, is that he was an nba nut, especially big on rodman's old team, the bulls. and when "vice magazine" pitched north korea on bringing over rodman and some harlem globetrotters to do some exhibition play for its new hbo show, it was, "sure, come on in." and so, dennis rodman is there among the uniformly attired, stiff-faced north korean elite. the nba star, as known for his hair and for his flamboyant outfits, as for his hook shot. the hall of famer known as "the worm" has taken a shot at reality television. and some high profile romances. toning it down a little bit over there, the wo
reported on here, dennis rodman side by side with north korea's new leader, kim jong-un, brought together by their love of basketball. tonight rodman is back in the u.s., delivering a message from the north korean leader to president obama. he brought that message to george stephanopoulos on abc's "this week." it was not your average round table. here's reena ninan now. >> reporter: he's the cross-dressing nba hall of famer, reality show star, who, after his visit to north korea last week, has now spent more time with leader kim jong-un than any american. >> when you said you love kim and think he's awesome, were you aware of his threats to destroy the united states and his record on human rights? >> one thing about that, you know what, i didn't look at all that. i understand what he's doing. i don't condone that. i hate the fact that he's doing that. but that's a human being, though. >> reporter: rodman also dropped this revelation. on abc's "this week." >> i spent two days with him. he asked me to give obama something, to say one thing. he wants obama to do one thing. call him. >> he wa
. a leader kim jong un makes a visit to troops. >> michelle obama honors several women. stay with us. >>> the february jobs number showed a quarter million americans found work. the rate dropped to 7.7%. lowest in four years. the labor department says lawyers added 236,000 jobs in february. and wages have increased. mark matthews got reaction from workers and nancy pelosi. >> nancy pelosi was at ucsf to talk about the cuts but we did get to ask her about the job numbers. congress woman pell yosy asked to give her a platform to talk about. >> in case anyone missed it how important investments and science are to us. >> because of the sequester, uc. sf stands to lose $28 million from the nih. the. >> nih funded research identified hiv as cause of aids and that identified pr protease inhibitor that's saved thousands of lives. >> pelosi is convinced the sequester cuts will only hurt recovery he said this is mindless and reckless, the sequester. it's reckless. >> pelosi says she's hopeful the president will be able to persuade congressional republicans outside of their leadership, one area
, the first american to meet kim jong-un, not john kerry or even jimmy carter, nope, it was dennis rodman, aka the worm. they watched basketball. kim is a big fan, but that was just the beginning. some ice skating too and an aquarium visit then a long dinner and lots of drinks with one of the world's most mysterious and dangerous men. >> i love him. i love him. the guy is awesome. he was so honest. >> that about a dictator who presides over prison camps, allows millions to starve and has threatened to destroy the united states. amazingly, rodman now has more firsthand impressions of kim than any other american. >> there is nobody at the cia who could tell you more personally about kim jong-un than dennis rodman, and that in itself is scary. >> and dennis rodman joins us right now. i guess you don't find it scary. >> no, it's not scary. it's amazingly wild, man. you know what, it was such a great experience. me and my -- i call him my son, elton king, we went there, man, and it wasn't supposed to be like that. it was just like meet the guy and have a good time. >> it turned into such an event.
of kim jong-un who rose to power a year ago following his father's death. he finds himself in a power struggle with south korea's first female leader. mr. kim appears to be more of an ex pro vert than his dad. however under his father's watch more south koreans were killed and 19 injured after a shelling incident in 2010. or will he be more like the grandfather he resembles known for his saber rattling and ruling with an iron first. >> can you say anything with certainty about kim jong-un? >> we know he's a leader, a young leader who was recently engaged in provocative talk and provocative action. >> reporter: while u.s. officials don't expert another immediate show of u.s. military force, they are keeping all optioned on the table. david. >> thank you. >>> to paris this evening where a bomb threat created terrifying moments at the famed eiffle tower. this picture snapped at the scene after authorities got an anonymous phone call. they searched with bomb snifg dogs and no bomb wasp found. >>> now so south africa, the icon spending a fourth night in the hospital there rushed because of
. even more uncertainty about the young, untested leader, kim jong-un. abc's bob woodruff, who has traveled inside north korea, has the news tonight. >> reporter: a rally 100,000 strong, chanting "death to the u.s. imperialists." their leader, kim jong-un, seated, with a war plan. look closely, and the words appear to say "strategic forces plan to hit the u.s." and a new propaganda video showing the north striking an american bomber, released just hours after the u.s. flew the stealth b-2 over the peninsula in a show of force. there are concerns that the tensions are ratcheting up. >> all anyone needs to do is light a match and it could set off a second korean war and that's the real danger here, because that would be catastrophic. >> reporter: what's so worrying is that we know so little about the new, young leader. we were there two and a half years ago when the world first saw him. he seems more westernized, enjoying mickey mouse and american basketball. even meeting with former nba star dennis rodman. but he is also acting more aggressively than some analysts had hoped, launchi
believe that? >> diplomatic score. former nba star dennis rodman's leader kim jong un. >> millions of us fall victim to id theft. is it worth to pay someone to get protection? >>> breaking news is happening san francisco. a woman is in critical condition after being hit by a muni train near san francisco state campus. sky 7 over this intersection. >> workers performed cpr at the scene before the woman was rushed to the hospital. we will continue to stay on top of the story for you and send out updates on twitter. >> today the obama administration is asking the supreme court to overturn california's ban on same-sex marriage. the administration argues denying gays and lesbians the rights to marry violates the equal protection clause. the fight over gay marriage led president obama to make this pledge last month. >> our journey not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> now, putting his pen where his mouth is. urging justices to overturn the gay marriage ban, the second filing with the justices hearing two back to back gay marriage cases n
down. but we, again, don't know how far kim jong-un will push. >> okay, martha, thanks very much. >>> let's give more on this mpw from congressman peter king and you have seen intelligence. you can't divulge all of the intelligence. but north korea has been talking about reaching the united states with missiles, is that an empty threat? >> it isn't an empty threat. i wouldn't be concerned of them hitting the mainland. i think the real threat is to what north korea might be boxing itself into. kim jong-un's trying to establish himself, trying to be the tough guy, he's 28, 29 years old. and he keeps going further and further out. my concern would be, is that he may launch some sort of attack on south korea or in the pacific. then the president of korea, the new president is much more new president is much more pro-westerner than her predecessor. and, so, she may respond against north korea, then we end up with -- >> it just spirals out of control. there are no direct contacts between the white house and the north korean leadership. we saw dennis rodman a couple of weeks ago, that k
, he met with kim jong-un. they attended an exhibition basketball game. on abc's "this week" yesterday, the flay buoyantly dressed rodman talked to george stephanopoulos. >> you said you love kim and think he's awesome, were you aware of his threats to harm the united states and his horrendous record on human rights? >> one thing about that. i didn't look at all that right there. i understand what he's doing. i don't condone it. i hate the fact that he's doing it. but the fact is that's a human being. i sat with him for two days. he asked he to give obama to say and do one thing. he wants obama to do one thing. call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. he told me that. he said, if you can, dennis, i don't want to do war. i don't want to do war. he said that to me. >> an administration spokesperson said that instead of spending money on staged sports event, the north korean regime should focus on the well being of its own people. >>> now to the budget cuts expected to take place over the weekend. with no official talks scheduled, the president has been making p
with the new north korean leader kim jong-un is dennis rodman, the former nba star best known for hair dye and piercings, reboundings and partying. they went to a basketball game together in pyongyang. and rodman reportedly told the much-criticized leader that he has a "friend for life" despite his tense relationship with the u.s. over nuclear programs and dire human rights records. so what do you think about the worm's diplomatic efforts? you can weigh in on the "nightline" facebook page.
into a sea of fire. the new leader kim jong un vowing to break his country's peace pact with south korea. and missile tests from pyongyang prompting new u.n. sanctions. so what do you think? as tensions rise in the region, should the u.s. respond to north korean provocations, or not? weigh in on the "nightline" facebook page or tweet us @nightline. thanks for watching abc news. we hope you check in on "good morning america." they'll have the latest on the winter storm battering the northeast. and a controversial new tsa decision that allows passengers to carry knives onboard. gma is working while you're sleeping and we're always online at abcnews.com. have a great weekend. see you back here monday. ñtút!tp
korea definitely has america's attention. they are protecting against possible missal attacks. kim jong-un watched a live fire exercise. chuck hagle announced 14 new missal intercepters will be built in alaska. the announcement comes in response to north korea's unexpectedly quick weapons advances such as nuclear tests and long-range missal launches and an inter continental missal that could his alaska conceivably. but nobody knows if the american intercepter system will actually work. >> we have never had a test against the kinds of missals that north korea would shoot at us. the only way we will find out is in a real world scenario. >> north korea stepped up its rhetoric threatening to carry out preemptive nuclear attacks on washington, d.c. >>> the head keeper where an intern was killed by a lion last week is expressing her emotions for the first time since this tragedy. the cat haven reopened after diana hanson was killed march 6th. the 24-year-old intern is being remembered by family and friends as a passionate conservationist. the head keeper was the first to discover hanson. she is
america's attention. they are protecting against possible missal attacks. kim jong-un watched a live fire exercise. chuck hagle announced 14 new missal intercepters will be built in alaska. the announcement comes in response to north korexpectedly unexpectedly quick weapons advances such as nuclear tests and long-range missal launches and an inter continental missal that could hiska alaska conceivably. but nobody knows if the american intercepter system will actually work. >> we have never had a test against the kinds of missals that north korea would shoot at us. the only way we will find out is in a real world scenario. >> north korea stepped up its rhetoric threatening to carry out preemptive nuclear attacks on washington, d.c. >>> the head keeper where an intern was killed by a lion last week is expressing her emotions for the first time since this tragedy. the cat haven reopened after diana hanson was killed march 6th. the 24-year-old intern is being remembered by family and friends as a passionate conservationist. the head keeper was the first to discover hanson. she is grieving the
was broadcast on north coringan state television, following an urgent meeting called by kim jong-un to put strategic rocket units on standby. the missiles are not capable of reaching the u.s., but former ambassador chris hill says there's concern about jim ongoing unounce others desire to prove himself. >> the north koreans have doubts whether this kid is up to this. >> ama: analysts believe the threats are aimed at drawing washington into talks to. >>> governor jerry brown declared today "welcome home vietnam veterans day" in california. today the city of san jose unveiled a memorial to the 142 native servicemen who lost their lives in the conflict. emotional family members and veterans are thankful for the black granite memorial, although many believe the hours long overdue. >> should have been done a long time ago. it's powerful for those who have been to vietnam. a lot of veterans, and some from the vietnamese army and some from the navy, air force, maybe even coast guard. >> ama: the sons of san jose monument was built entirely by volunteers and is located east of hb pavilion. >> ahea
kim jong un and caption that appears to say strategic forces appear to hit the u.s. and north korea striking an american bomber. south korean media saying the north may be preparing for another missile test. ed lee is taking his second trip this month. now he is in china. he begin yesterday. he will be meeting with chinese government officials and business leaders. he want to lure chinese investors here and get a chinese bak bank to fund housing developments at two military bases. >> i'm going to get even another airline hooked in for international flights as well as try to get closer to an agreement on a project at hunters point. >> lee will visit his father's ancestral village. he expected to get red carpet treatment there. he has about 30 people on his trip including willie brown. >> katie: it is the end 6 an era. a san francisco institution closes its doors after 27 years. tommy was a hot spot for celebrities. they dined there, it's also attracted politicians like dianne feinstein and former mayor willie brown. changing demographics and lease issues have forced tommy's joint to
. >>> kim jong-un has ordered his military to prepare for missile strikes against the u.s. right after american stealth bombers flew a warning mission 50 miles from the border. jim avila has the latest from the white house. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, george. these are fresh threats from the north korean, public demonstration, troop movements and propaganda video promising to destroy american bombers. north korea is revving up its people holding anti-american rallies with thousands chanting anti-u.s. and south korean rhetoric. its leader promising to ready its rockets to settle accounts with the united states. the u.s. monitoring their troop movements, which reportedly include repositioning troops from their midrange missile launching site to long range base. north korea's propaganda machine publishing two new pictures, one an image of leader kim jong-un appearing to direct flight or attack plans on the board behind him and in reaction to the u.s. stealth bomb flyover yesterday, this picture of north korean missiles blowing up the unstealth b-52 bomber. the united sta
north korean leader kim jong-un. file this under the strangest but the truest. abc's claire shipman has more, now, in washington. good morning to you, claire. >> reporter: good morning, josh. maybe it's an updated take on that cold-war ping-pong diplomacy. the match-up is bizarre. but both personalities are so quirky, it almost makes a strange sort of sense. it's a long way to go for a bromance. >> it's my first time. i think it is -- most these guys' first time. >> very upset. >> reporter: american bad boy nba hall of famer dennis rodman. and worldwide bad boy, dictator, kim jong-un. two guys, sharing a lot of laughs in north korea. bonding at a harlem globetrotters exhibition game. the north korean leader is a passionate basketball fan. afterwards, sushi at the leader's palace. background music -- the theme song from that smash tv show, "dallas." the unlikely courtship made the front page of the newspaper. rodman assured his new pal, he has a friend for life. apparently, it's basketball diplomacy. an hbo producer brought rodman and a few globetrotters to pyongyang as part of a new doc
odd couple. former nba star dennis rodman and north korea's reclusive leader, kim jong-un. they watched an exhibition basketball game. they later went drinking and dining on sushi. as for criticism about his visit, rodman tweeted, i love everyone. >>> now, for real basketball game highlights from espn. >> hi. i'm hakem dermish with your "sportscenter" update. the lakers owning their opponent last night. lakers have won 20-straight games against the minnesota timberwolves. early first quarter, kobe driving. dunking. second quarter we go. kobe spins. misses the dunk. but he stays with it. good lesson for you youngsters. lakers up seven. under two minutes to go in the first half. kobe, showing why he's just so good. gets the finger roll to go. lakers up ten at the break. kobe, 22 of his 33 points in the first half. third quarter, lakers connecting some "d." kobe, from the wing. yep. jodie meeks, top of the key. yep. fourth quarter, pulling away. metta world peace gets the turnover. misses the lay-in. but jodie meeks there for the putback. the lakers have won 21-straight games
with a new round of sanctions. its young leader kim jong-un took a boat to inspect fences along the border. they claim there is already a long-range nuclear missile ready to fly. the regime has cut off a hotline used to communicate with south korea. all after tough new sanctions against north korea were approved yesterday at the u.n. analysts say they're years away from perfecting a nuclear weapon. >>> and in venezuela, 30 heads of state are expected at the funeral today for the late president hugo chavez. his body will be embalmed and displayed forever at a military museum there. the u.s. sent a diplomatic delegation to the funeral. later today his hand-picked successor will be sworn in as venezuela's acting president. >>> from the vatican now, one catholic cardinal from the u.s. says the decision on when to start the conclave at which the next pope will be elected is expected soon. all the cardinals have arrived there. and that american cardinal says there's a mood of excitement among them. but there is a bit of disagreement. some u.s. cardinals are calling for more meetings to get on th
.s. with talk of nuclear weapons last night. there they are, kim jong-un visiting troops near the border, sparking a kind of hysteria as soldiers raised their hands in the air, in the surf, supposedly a sign of their devotion to the regime. >>> now the big news out of rome, the conclave, the vote to choose the next pope will begin on tuesday. the cardinals will move into a sequestered building near the sistine chapel. we see their quiet rooms. there's a bed inside, a cross above it and a desk to study. there's also a chapel in the dorm and tonight, the italian press is reporting that among those cardinals, a division is growing on one side. roman insiders on one side and other americans pushing for reform. abc's terry moran talks to men and women in the american catholic church for the reality of their views from here. >> reporter: they will choose the next pope, the cardinals, the princes of the church, all men. all rigorously loyal to the conservative vision that now dominates church leadership. sometimes it all seems so far away, so different from the lives and concerns of catholics h
advances that north korea and its young leader, kim jong-un, have made in recent months. the nuclear tests, the long-range missile launches and this apparently new road mobile intercontinental ballistic missile that has convinced the pentagon that protective measures must be dramatically increased. >> the reason we're advancing our program here for homeland security is to not take any chances, is to stay ahead of the threat. >> reporter: there will be 14 new missile interceptors added to the 30 already deployed. the interceptors are designed to detect a launch with satellites and radars. if an enemy launch is detected, dozens of interceptors can be fired from california and alaska. >> this young lad ought to be deterred by that. and if he's not, we'll be ready. >> reporter: and the pentagon made clear today that north korea's mobile icbm has the range to reach the u.s. while those interceptors can potentially track and destroy enemy missiles long before they ever hit their target, the system is far from foolproof. >> we've never had a test against the kinds of missiles that north korea wou
. >>> overseas this evening to the intensifying threat from north korea. the new leader kim jong un and his unexpectedly quick advance have the u.s. on heightened alert. last night we reported on two more short-range missiles. the pentagon is adding to intercepters already in place along the west coast. they are deploying 14 new intercepters in alaska. they are designed to detect a north korean launch with satellites and radars. they would be fired off. i want to bring in martha raddatz tonight. you reported that this system as a whole has had mixed results. >> it has, david. the pentagon says they have confidence in the system, but these ground-based intercepters have a spotty record. in december 2010 after a failed test, the testing was suspended. but in january of this year, there was a successful intercept. >> you and i were talking about the bigger picture, when you hear the u.s. is bolstering its defense along the coast, it sounds like something out of the cold war, how serious is this? >> the u.s. doesn't think north korea is going to launch a missile and is years away from being abl
from the state run media. you can see kim jong un and a caption that appears to say strategic forces appear to hit the u.s. new propaganda video showing the north striking an american bomber. further south korean immediate yeah say the north may be preparing for another missile test. >> the mayor just came back from an island in france and now he is in china. lee begin his trip yesterday. he will be meeting with chinese leaders. he wants to lure chinese investors here and get a chinese bank to fund new housing developments and two former military bases. >> i'm going back here to potentially even to get another airline hooked in for international flights and get closer to an agreement on a project that is at hunters point. >> katie: he will also visit his father's ancestral village. he has about 30 people on his trip including willie brown. >>> it's the end of an era. san francisco institution closes its doors today after 27 years. tommy toys was a hot place for celebrities. clint eastwood dined there and attracted politicians like senator dianne feinstein and willie brown. changing d
's in a state of wore against south korea. the announcement came after a call by kim jong-un to put walking units on standby. the it's believed it's aimed to draw the white house into talks. >> people to be evacuated phloem eiffel tower after an anonymous caller made a threat. >>> a school bus aide is arrested in florida after she was caught on video harassing a five-year-old child with disabilities. some of you may find this individual joe -- video disturbing. [shouting] >> ama: school bus surveillance video shows the 37-year-old woman repeatedly attacking the boy. happened while the child rode the bus to and from school. police were alerted to the situation by school security and the department of children and families. mcpherson is charged with stalking the child, bull using the child, yelling at him, and threatening him, bringing him to tears. >>> still to come at 11:00. why so many drivers still haven't gotten the message about the changes on the golden gate bridge. >>> why it's going to cost you more to do a little shopping in some parts of the bay area next week. >>> the modern chang
seriously. north korea says it is in a state of war against south korea. this follows kim jong un to put strategic rockets on standby. they believe they want to boost the leader's image. >> thousands lined up and all patients of a dentist to may have infected them with hiv or hepatitis. 7,000 patients were mailed a letter warning them they may have been exposed to the virus because of unsanitary conditions. >> the news was about a dentist and dirty equipment and there was name at the end and i said what? >> i didn't see any evidence of what they are saying. he was very nice, but i didn't know what i was exposed to. >> carolyn: take a look at this piece of equipment. it's an autoclave it's one like this. it sterilizes instruments and supposed to be tested monthly. this one had not been checked in six years. lisa argen is off on this easter sunday and we're happy to have frances dinglasan but not so happy about rain. >> we know rain is on its way but we are looking for the breaks for you that plan on easter egg hunts or the parade. i'll have the details. we are waking up to grey skies but
and unpredictable leader kim jong-un called an urgent meeting. part of the steadily escalating rhetoric here. unlike in the past, the u.s. has pushed back hard. flying two nuclear-capable stealth bombers on a practice run last week, just 50 miles from north korean coast. a part of force, u.s./south korean count ter provok case. >> we hope to never to have to put those plans into effect. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence doesn't believe that north korea has a nuclear weapon that fits atop a missile. they do have missiles that could possibly hit hawaii or alaska. while an attack on the united states is highly unlikely, the fear here in seoul is that these dangerous provocations could lead to conflict. >> all right, thank you, martha. >>> in other news this morning, crews are in arkansas are racing to clean up a major oil spill. the oil spill when an ole pipeline ruptured outside of little rock on friday. about half the oil has been recovered so far. >>> hundreds of people lined up in oklahoma to get tested for hepatitis and hiv, as many as 7,000 may have been exposed to the disease by their doctor, dr. s
's going back to north korea, this time to vacation with leader kim jong un. >> they're bffs now. >> he told. >> i tv station he doesn't condone what kim does but says, quote, he's my friend. >> insisting kim does not want war despite the threats to the south and the u.s. and by the way rodman is in north dakota to host a beauty contest. >> interesting tour. north dakota to north korea. >> he's an ambassador to many. >> a golfer bringing a new meaning to the phrase hole in one. >> yes. members looked down, how big that is! it swallowed up a man from missouri it happened on the 14th fairway. take a look at video. that was shot today. the hole is now 18 feet deep by 10 feet wide. the buddies had tous a rope. he had a dislocated shoulder saying it happen sod fast, he couldn't do anything so the scary part is that he didn't know when he's going to hit bottom. >> makes you wonder if there are others on that golf course. >> i'm sure there are a lot of people wondering about that. >> what is that? >> i didn't hear that. >> what? >> oh well. i'll pay closer attention that. is why i don't play g
" yesterday, i pressed for details on the meeting with kim jong-un. no american has spent more time with the new dictator than rodman. he came back with a message for president obama. let's go to jon karl at the white house for the e reaction. >> reporter: good morning, george. the white house is not too impressed with rodman's trip to north korea nor what he had to say about it. they say they won't be acting on the message he brought back for the president. >> i sat with him for two days. he asked me to give obama -- say and do one thing. he wants obama to do one thing, call him. >> reporter: it was one of the most bizarre interviews even seen on a sunday political talk show. >> it was such great experience. >> reporter: the flamboyant basketball hall of famer talking about his love for one of the most notorious dictators on the planet. >> when you said you love kim and think he's awesome, were you aware of threats and his regime's horrendous record on human rights? >> i don't condone that. i hate that he's doing that. the fact is that's a human being. he let his guard down. he has
taken action proving it is taking these new threats from kim jong-un's government seriously and jim avila has been watching it all night long. good morning to you, jim. >> reporter: good morning, josh. the united states using its military to send a stern message the united states sent two b-2 stealth bombers in a nonstop flight 6500 miles round trip over the pacific to drop dummy ammunitions over south korean training field. the military says it was to demonstrate the commitment of the united states to defend the republic of korea. this after rising tensions after north korea and south korea, the closing of the border and yesterday warning that war could be imminent between south korea and an attack on the united states. the u.s. sending a stern message. perhaps hopefully reducing that tension, this picture which has gone viral on the errant showing north korea's military leaders looking at an antiquated computer. the white house is not laughing at that picture. their reaction is north korea's rhetoric and the threats that they engage in follow a pattern designed to raise tensions a
sent thousands of troops marching into the capital today in support of their leader, kim jong-un, and his call to remain as. he is threatening to strike the united states ordering the country's forces to be on stand by. this morning's developments are after the u.s. senate two stealth bombers to south korea after the north cut off communications. the plans dropped dummy bombs on a bombing range. >> we have to take seriously every provocative bellicose word and action this new young leader has taken so far. >> experts say north korea is not capable of nuclear strikes but the united states is taking the threats seriously. the pentagon has already taken steps to strengthen missile defenses on the west coast. >> hayward police could use your help to identify the man who robbed two bay area toys 'r us we. cameras showed pictures of the two. police say the men asked a clerk to help them with ipods and a new case of products was open, showed him a silver revolver and took some of the ipods and walked out. authorities say the same two men robbed a toys 'r us earlier in the day. >> contro
for a five month stay. >> thousands of north korean troops marched in pyongyang in support of kim jong-un and his call to arms. he is threatening tovoke the united states ordering the country's forces to be on stand by. this morning, the developments come after the united states and two stealth bombers to south korea after the north cut off communications with the south and the planes dropped dummy bombs on a south korean bombing range in an exercise before returning home. >> we have to take seriously every provocative, bellicose, word and action this new young leader has taken. >> experts say north korea is not capable of nuclear strikes but the united states is taking the threats seriously. the pentagon has already taken steps to strengthen missile defenses here on the west coast. >> former south africa president nelson mandela remains in the hospital after a second night of treatment for a chronic lung infection. south african are still concerned about mandela moves health but the current president is asking people not to panic and the 94-year-old is responding well to treatment and th
media you see kim jong un and caption that strategic forces plan to hit the u.s. and new propaganda video and further, south korean media is reporting the north may be preparing for another missile test. >>> san francisco mayor ed lee is taking his second foreign trip this month. the mayor just back from ireland and france is now in china. lee begin the 8-day trip yesterday and will be meeting with chinese officials and business leaders. he wants to lure chinese investors here and get a chinese bank to fund new housing development at two former military bases. >> i'm going back here to get another airline hooked in for international flights as well as try to get closer to an agreement on the project at hunters point and treasure island. >> lee will also visit his father's ancestral village. he has about 30 people on his trip. >>> it's the end of an era. a san francisco institution closes its doors after 27 years. tommy's was a hot spot for selection. it's also attracted politicians like senator dianne feinstein and former mayor willie brown. changes demographics and lease issues hav
came after north korea's young, unpredictable and volatile leader kim jong-un called an urgent meeting to order the nation's strategic rocket units on standby. part of the steadily escalating and dangerous rhetoric here. unlike in the past, the u.s. has pushed back hard. flying two nuclear-capable stealth bombers on a practice run last week, just 50 miles from north korea's coast. a show of force that's a part of the new so-called u.s./south korean counter provocation plan. >> we hope to never to have to put those plans into effect. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence doesn't believe that north korea has a nuclear weapon that fits atop a missile. but that's what they have been looking to perfect. they do have missiles that could possibly hit hawaii or alaska. while an attack on the united states is highly unlikely, the fear here in seoul is that these dangerous provocations could lead to miscalculations on either side and escalate into conflict. for "good morning america," i'm martha raddatz, in seoul. >> all right, thank you, martha. >>> in other news this morning, crews in arkansas are ra
korea. the announcement following a meeting called by kim jong un to put strategic rocket units on standby. they believe the threats are aimed to try to draw washington into talks to boosted the north korea leader's image. >>> 7,000 of dentist's patients were mailed a letter warning them they may have been exposed of a virus due to sanitary zblns news was on the radio and it was a dentist and dirty equipment. at the end there is a name and i just went, what? >> i didn't see any evidence, you know, of what they are saying. he was very nice. i didn't know what i was exposed to. >> carolyn: one example is the autoclave in the office like this one. this machine sterilizes instruments and supposed to be tested monthly. authorities say it not been checked in six years. >> it's going to be a wet easter sunday. frances dinglasan is here to tell you when there might be some breaks. it's not an all day event. >> we are looking for breaks. spotty showers right now. as the wet start as we show you low clouds over the bay bridge in emeryville but i'll tell you when, where and how much you ca
the u.s. from kim jong-un and the north korean government. it's vowing to cancel the 1953 korean war cease-fire because of new sanctions being imposed by the u.s. and china on its nuclear program. the north also protesting joint military drills by the u.s. and south korea. >>> and this morning, the last eight cardinals a due to arrive at the vatican as preparations are being made for the conclave. the sistine chapel, closed to tourists. increasing speculation that the conclave could begin as early as monday. >>> a mysterious sighting near jfk airport is prompting a federal investigation. the pilot of an alitalia flight spotted a black drone from his cockpit window as he was preparing to land on monday. the jumbo jet did land safely. the faa and joint terrorism task force are trying to find out who was controlling the drone. >>> and wall street just broke an all-time record this morning. but there's new evidence that not everyone is sharing in the wealth. the homeless population is at the highest level since the depression in this country. on the average night in new york, more than 5
leader kim jong-un was seen today touring his military facilities and inspecting troops guarding the border with south korea. the north has promised to retaliate for new sanctions passed by the u.n. one general even claimed to have a long-range missile standing by armed with nuclear warheads. although experts agree north korea is not capable of that yet. >>> while millions of americans shovel snow this morning, there's a new report on climate change. that is heating up discussion of the issue. scientists confirm that global temperatures are the warmest they have been in some 4,000 years. and although climate change is natural, they say such rapid warming is a threat because we don't have much time to adapt to it, as we have in the past. >>> and in miami, the mayor's apologized to an 82-year-old woman seen here being forced off a commuter train because she was singing. the security guard, you can see here, dragged emma anderson through an open door. she eventually fell on the platform. the transit official defended the move, though, saying that anderson didn't have a permit to sin
trip to north korea. rodman became the first american to meet president kim jong-un last week in a widely criticized visit. but a spokesman for the former nba star says rodman wants to broker a peace deal between north korea and the u.s. i don't know how i feel about that. >> strange bedfellows. can you imagine if by some crazy stroke of craziness, nobel peace prize for dennis rodman. >>> staying with our international news coverage, in israel, they are dealing with a small swarm of locusts. sounds biblical. >> the experts say these critters blew over the border from egypt and the locals are doing whatever they can to minimize the damage, including spraying pesticides on their fields. so far no major agricultural damage is being reported. >> it's the first locust outbreak in israel in nine years. very creepy. makes me think of "the ten commandments." >> yes. what happens after the locusts? does it rain frogs? i don't remember. >> oh, right. in "the ten commandments," what happens after the locusts? i don't know. the nile turns red. there's all kinds of stuff. >> it's the end o
today one showing north korean kim jong-un in front of a map of the u.s. saying u.s. mainland strike plan. >>> we have more on new video from north korea. good morning, preeti. >> reporter: north korea is angry and making threats. the u.s. is not taking them lightly and stands shoulder to shoulder with its allies. thousands of soldiers marched in north korea today in support of their leader and his call to arms as tensions escalate the leader threatens toic too the u.s. ordering its forces to be on standby. all this comes after the u.s. in a rare admission after b-2 stealth bombers were sent and then returned home. >> those exercises are mostly to assure our allies that they can count on us to be prepared and to help them deter conflict. >> reporter: the u.s. launched the mission hours after north korea cut off communications with the south. these stealth bombers are powerful, capable of dropping 16 nuclear bombs, each on a different target. officials say the use of these bo
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